We're back with our series Inside Atlanta—each week, we sit down with influential locals to talk about what Atlanta means to them. Today we’re chatting with Erin Zwigart, founder of the subscription box company, Georgia Crafted (think Birchbox meets local Atlanta goods). Zwigart scouts Georgia for the tastiest treats and cutest crafts, putting together curated boxes that can be shipped anywhere in the USA.
When she’s not seeking out Georgia’s best, she’s spending time with her husband and two children. Today we get a tour of The Big Peach led by Zwigart herself.
I live in… “the heart of downtown Smyrna. I love the fact that it has a small town feel. I can walk to every festival, my favorite restaurants, all the parks and it’s a wonderful community.”
I Wish People Knew… “that the new Atlanta Braves stadium is going to be amazing. It's the first stadium in the country to be built with retail space around it. SunTrust Park will be incredible, and the Battery will be open 365 days a year, with two breweries, a music venue (remember The Roxy?), 22-chef driven restaurants and more!”
You Can Find Me… “in and around Smyrna, and up at Lake Oconee. We love to go boating and exploring the small surrounding towns.”
It’s Dinner Time, I’m Headed to… “Porch Light Latin Kitchen. I love the pressed cohiba and the Porch Pounder cocktail.”
Clock Strikes 5’oclock, I’m Drinking… “a Pinot Noir or Malbec at Eleanor’s – a speakeasy behind Muss and Turners.”
If I had to Stay in a Hotel, I’d Check Into… “the Four Seasons in Midtown. It’s just a gorgeous hotel and the customer service is great.”
Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret is… “Rev Coffee in Smyrna.
It’s the best coffee in Georgia, and has such a wonderful environment and nice people.”
When I’m Playing Tourist I go to… “the Georgia Aquarium. I find it to be very peaceful and can sit in the whale shark room watching them swim by forever. My kids love it and it’s especially great in the summer when you need the AC.”
I Get My Sweat On… “running on the Silver Comet Trail. And we love going for walks by the Chattachoochee River at the East Pallisades Trail.”
I Love Spending My Money at… “Love Street Gifts and Heart & Sole in Smyrna. I love to get gifts for people at Love Street, they have everything there. I love the clothes from Heart & Sole.